Woman trampled after saving granddaughter, 6, from cows in Snowdonia

A woman was injured after being trampled on by a herd of cows trying to protect her granddaughter.

She was flown by an air ambulance helicopter to a major trauma centre in Stoke on Trent after the incident.

Passers-by managed to chase away the cows at the village of Capel Curig on Sunday 11 June.

Those nearby rang for help for the woman who had “multiple” injuries, according to Ogwen Valley mountain rescue team. Team volunteers, training nearby, went to her aid.

She was assessed and then moved by stretcher to the air ambulance which took her straight to the trauma centre at Stoke on Trent. Her border terrier is still missing, having run away.


Ogwen Valley mountain rescue team said the pair had been walking on a footpath with two small dogs when they were charged at.

The woman’s granddaughter was taken to Glan Clwyd Hospital at Bodelwyddan for treatment but was released a short time later.

Initially one of the dogs was missing but was found safely later in the day.

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